Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Chevy/GMC Silverado/Sierra HD

2013 Chevy HD Chassis II

Vehicles Affected: About 9,733 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty 3500 Chassis Cab and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty 3500 Chassis Cab pickup trucks equipped with the Duramax turbo-diesel engine and standard dual fuel tank option.

The Problem: The transfer pump that is designed to keep both tanks at the same level of fuel can malfunction and allow the fuel gauge to indicate an inaccurate reading. Not knowing exactly how much fuel is in the tanks could lead to reduced engine power, unexpected stalling and prevent the vehicle from starting.

The Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a new fuel pump free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to GM's ID number for the recall is 13420.

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Dodge Guy, I looked at the last two pages of recalls. It's 9 Ram to 3 GM (including this one) to 1 Ford recall. Ram has 3 X'S as many recalls as GM and 9 X'S as many as Ford. That's all in less than a year!

A few recalls is normal. This many is negligence and can damage the brand name. Too bad you don't see the distinction.

Come on boys lets keep this one clean for the team.

Good to know the chevy guys are taking care of bussiness.

Top 10 recalls in history.

Nobody beats Ford in Recalls. G.M. close second.

@HEMI V8 - here is a tidbit of information for you, look at the Top 10 recalls.

There are 2 reasons for the size of those recalls:

1. Shared components

2. Number of vehicles sold

Chrysler/Ram/Jeep/Fiat does not sell as many vehicles as Ford, Volkswagen, GMC, Toyota, and Honda.

Recalls have increased in size due to shared components and more stringent recall criteria.

I do like to complain about certain things with vehicles, but recalls is not one of them. I sure wish there were more recalls for my RAM!!!! Once it is recalled you can count on getting brand new improved parts absolutely free. And in most cases the recalled part probably wasn't going to fail on you anyways. I was hoping for recalls on a few crappy parts on my ram that have already worn out, but I'm not counting on it.

Wy they don't tack about ford ecoboost quality problem ford don't want recognize wy consumer report bring the problem whit the ecoboost????

Two Chrysler Group vehicles have earned Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Awards and are on the their list of the “Top 10 Cars for 2014.”

The 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 took the honors in the “Hauling” category: the 2500 was praised for its new suspension; the 3500 for its best-in-class towing. The new Jeep Cherokee the top pick in the “Versatility” competition with features like the fold-flat front seat and offroad capabilities.

This is the second year for the Ram. In 2012, the 1500 won in 2013, as did the SRT Viper.

Funny how this low life HemiV8 comes out when other brands are recalled but let it be a fiat ram and he puts everyone else down and says dodge is doing the right thing by taking care of business and doing the right thing. WOW!!! It looks to me like gm is taking care of business too. Is that the pot calling the kettle black or what??

With this extreme cold weather effecting 2/3 of the country I suggest everybody adds a bottle of Dry Gas ( gas line anti-freeze) I experienced fuel line freeze up many times in the past when it wasn't this cold, learned my lesson!

Keep your tanks full of fuel as well, a low tank will have a vapor lock up in this weather.

@supercrew02: since you want to bring Jeeps (not trucks) into the picture, and no fire problems with them here-maybe we should talk about Fords Escape recall record, before it was just a cracked head on a 1.6 Egoboost, now that the leaking oil from the crack can start a fire, Ford finally recalled it, which is like them admitting, "hey, we are Ford, we have no idea how to stop our under hood fires" Ford was ok with you having a low mileage cracked head, but they had to recall them now. What are they up to, 7 or 8, on the same vehicle, for under hood fires, and the new one was new in 2011 or 2012? Wow. That's some technology there. That same *%&$ goes into those trucks.

Speaking of Ford recalls, has Mark Williams yet covered the Super Duty ambulance recall? Maybe I missed it?

GM Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles For Safety Issue In China; Ford To Recall 80,000 SUVs For A Steering Part Flaw

December 27 2013

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and its local partner will recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles in China due to safety issues related to a defective part in one of the biggest recalls in the country. In a separate recall, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said it will recall about 81,000 cars for a steering defect.

In a separate statement, the quality watchdog said that Ford and its partner, Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., will recall more than 80,000 Kuga sport-utility vehicles in China, because of a defect in its steering parts. Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford’s recall will start on Feb. 21, the regulator said.

Hey I think is finally the stupid comments bout time :))))))))

@ Tom - all depends on whether or not you live in an area with losts of misture in the air. I've never had gasoline problems where I live in Northern Canada. Fuel inkages freeze up from time to time but that has happened to me only once in 36 years.
It used to be very common for diesel to jell in the winter, or air lines and brakes freeze up on air brake equiped machinery.
Good tip for those not used to cold weather.

According to HemiV8 - you are not to worry since it will burn to the ground and all that heat will keep you and your fuel lines warm ;)

@Lou-BC, You must be smoking crack like your governor does.
It's not according to me. IT'S A FACT! ACCORDING to the NTSB.

"Sen­a­tor John Kerry has taken up the cause of Ford own­ers suf­fer­ing from unex­plained engine fires and vows to see that the prob­lem gets fixed. Since 1999 Ford and the NHTSA have recalled over 10.5 mil­lion vehi­cles, each time declar­ing the prob­lem solved. Solved, that is, until the next batch of fires."

@Lou-BC, here is a tidbit of information for you.

@not really a hemi..........not really made by longer American -

And your point is??????

@Rambo mexicanV8 - that same site has multiple pages of Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram recalls............ but I guess it all starts from zero now that Chrysler is now 100% owned by Italians.

What is really funny - Chrysler is being passed around like a whore by the former Axis enemies of the USA.

1st Germany

now Italy

Who next - the Japanese?


LMAO! !!

@Hemiv8 There you go putting down Ford again when this is a gm recall. Get over it and move on. As usual you have nothing to add to this article.

@Truck crazy, I am over it. I drive a dodge. Had a Ford once.
Never again. No recalls on my truck. it's an 03.

@Hemiv8 Yeah good thing you got an older one. I can say the same thing. Had a dodge once and got burned that's why I drive Fords.

@Truck crazy, Good luck with that.

@Hemiv8 All I have ever owned are Fords. I bought a 2010 ram on a whim one time and that mistake will never happen again. I have a 97 f150 I bought new and other than normal maintence and 278,000 miles its just as good as the day I bought it. Also have 2012 f250 King Ranch. Only 40,000 on it and the love just keeps growing. Have 2 other Ford passenger cars and they are flawless. To each his on.

@ Truck crazy,
Recall number: 96V071000
Recall date: 04/25/1996

Problem Summary:


Corrective Action:

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/07/1996.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1987 and 09/30/1992.

Here is what happened to my 89 Ford. :(

@HemiV8 - what I find ironic about your anti-Ford rants is the fact that out of all the vehicles I have ever owned or any family have owned that have caught fire or been recalled for fire have been Chrysler products.
My parents had a Chrysler LeBaron that had a catalytic converter overheat and set the undercoating/paint on fire on the undercarriage of the car.
My wife's Grand Caravan smelled like there was an electrical short. The HVAC system was causing moisture to accumulate in the radio/stereo unit. It was recalled for repair and there were cases of those vehicles catching fire.

One can act like a child every time there is a recall thread or one can grow up and move on.

I am sure that you will have some sort of reply that proves once again that you are stuck at an infantile level.

@Lou-BC, As long as you know that Ford is number one in recalls. No one builds a more flammable vehicle than Ford. It's all good. The reason for these rants is in response to all the Ram bashing. You love your 3 year old Ford. Cool. I love my 10 year old Dodge. According to you it couldn't be dependable. It has been the best vehicle I have personally ever owned.
I love this site. I wish the brand bashing on this site would end.
We will see.

Like I said Hemiv8, you just can't stop putting people down. How ignorant you are.

Truck crazy - I second your opinion.

There is another one - who goes by the Oxi moniker - Taco - is the only thing - our fingers in our hands are different but to him they are all Taco!

@HEMI V8 - I never said your truck wasn't dependable.

All of the research firms that collect data puts Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram pretty low down on the list.

You do way more than defend your brand.

You get all butt hurt over all sorts of things than in many cases are true.

You also post all sorts of crap which is above and beyond defending your brand.

You reap what you sow.

@Lou-BC, When Ford can make a vehicle without Fire Recalls I will consider owning one again. Until then I will continue to drive the Class Leading Ram brand.

@Hemi V8 - you might as well sell everything you own and start riding a bicycle as there are plenty of Fiat North America products that are still catching fire.

You were the one without insurance - is that Ford's fault as well?

@HemiV8 - I'm not worried but thanks for all of the misplaced concern.

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